Welcome to the ethical guidance for new and emerging forms of data section of the toolkit. Here, you will find an example of ‘new and emerging data’ demonstrating tracking, alongside the Ethics eBook.

Example of ‘new and emerging data’ demonstrating tracking (Synthetic data) copyright, EMPOWER project 2017.

We have provided an example of ‘new and emerging data’. In this case this is the kind of data that can emerge from services and apps associated with location tracking, where the movements of individuals are ‘traced’. The characteristics and issues emerging from this kind of data are associated with sensitivities around knowing where a person is located and their individual patterns and routines of movement.

We have produced an Ethics eBook covering ethical guidance for new and emerging data forms. This resource is designed to help you consider the ethical challenges arising with data sets, how you can hold data with consent and how you can apply the fundamental provisions of the EU Data Protection Directive and work within the legislation. It will help you consider how you could apply safeguards to the data such as anonymisation techniques and methods to protect the data. Click the link below to access the eBook.

Download the Ethics eBook via this link